The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has responded to the Vice President’s challenge for its flagbearer John Mahama to point out his achievements in the North during his reign.
In its reply, the party’s Regional Communication Officers in the five regions of the North said Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was tickling himself and laughing.
While addressing the 31st edition of the Kakube festival at Nandom, Dr Bawumia challenged ex-President Mahama, who is bidding for a return to office, to show proof of his legacies in the north.
“I want you all to ask John Mahama when he was president for four years and vice president for four years, what legacy has he left for our people?.
“Is SADA [Savannah Accelerated Development Authority] the legacy he left for the people of the north? Is it the guinea fowls? Where are they,” the Veep said.
But, in its reply, the NDC suggested Dr Bawumia had no knowledge about the North’s development.
“Our elders often say that, ‘a child that is born blind thinks all other children were also born blind’. We are very certain this is the pathetic situation of our brother Vice President as his pathetically empty knowledge of Northern Ghana’s development trajectory makes him think all other Northerners are ignorant,” they wrote.
Among other things, they pointed out the Mahama-led administration superintended the “construction of 160-bed Upper West Regional Hospital in Wa.”
Also, they said the erstwhile government undertook the “rehabilitation and upgrade of Wa Airstrip into Airport to support domestic flights.”